Promotional Posters That Comic Stores Get – Batman #86 Promo Artwork, Iron Man 2020, Star, & More

Every month the comic book companies send out folded promotional posters to the comic book retailer / Diamond accounts.  During the month  different posters show up for the comic book stores to put up and promote upcoming titles.  Most customers are familiar with the stores putting up new posters to show off upcoming titles, but which ones are out now for this month?

Starting with DC, they send out their promotional posters on a week to week basis usually on the week a title comes out or a week before and they come folded 8 ways if they are 24 X 36, or folded one way if they are only 11 X 17. Their promotional posters are not made for sale later though they produce more of them then Marvel does to distribute.  The month again two posters were sent out to retailers from DC:

The first poster is a modified version of Wonder Woman's #750 with artwork by Joelle Jones measuring 24 X 36.  Putting out this poster makes complete sense with a $9.99 price point and the desire of DC to hopefully sell a lot of copies at your Local Comic Book Shop last week.

Promotional Posters That Comic Stores Get – Batman #86 promo artwork, Iron Man 2020, Star, & More

The other DC promotional poster is for Batman #86 except with unique promotional artwork of members of Batman's villains gallery promoting James Tynion IV's start on the series. The use of unique Tony Daniel artwork is rare for a promotional poster but very nice to see and the poster also measures 24 X 36.

Promotional Posters That Comic Stores Get – Batman #86 promo artwork, Iron Man 2020, Star, & More

Marvel posters for this month were the usual six posters that as always show up folded 16 ways so more compact then the DC ones. However, Marvel puts up almost all their posters for sale and the for sale versions come rolled, though both measure 24 X 36. All six posters from this month are now for sale, so check with your Local Comic Book Shop to see if they got one you wanted or use the Diamond code and ask to order one.

The first Marvel poster is the eerie main cover art for Iron Man 2020 #1 by InHyuk Lee. The Diamond code is NOV190997 if you want to try to order it still.

Promotional Posters That Comic Stores Get – Batman #86 promo artwork, Iron Man 2020, Star, & More

Following is the new volume of Guardians of the Galaxy #1 with artwork by Larraz with a Diamond code of NOV190998 .

Promotional Posters That Comic Stores Get – Batman #86 promo artwork, Iron Man 2020, Star, & More

Next is the cover for Thor #1 by Copiel. NOV190999 is the Diamond Code.

Promotional Posters That Comic Stores Get – Batman #86 promo artwork, Iron Man 2020, Star, & More

The fourth poster is the cover for #1 of the new Star limited series and NOV191000 is the Diamond Code.

Promotional Posters That Comic Stores Get – Batman #86 promo artwork, Iron Man 2020, Star, & More

Continuing the new trend of facsimile posters put out by Marvel is the Erik Larsen artwork from Amazing Spider-Man #347.  NOV191001 is the Diamond Code.

Promotional Posters That Comic Stores Get – Batman #86 promo artwork, Iron Man 2020, Star, & More

The final poster for this month is main cover for Doom #4, which has a Diamond Code of NOV191002.  The only poster for this month, except the facsimile poster, which isn't cover artwork for a new #1 debut issue.

Promotional Posters That Comic Stores Get – Batman #86 promo artwork, Iron Man 2020, Star, & More

So is any of this artwork worth having up on your wall at home?

About Ian Melton

Japanese Teacher, Comic Book, Manga, & Anime collector, LCBS worker, father of 2, fan of far too many things for far too long...